It’s another edition of Next in Nashville’s Thought You Should Know. A place where new music and new artists have the stage. Be sure to share, like, and/or retweet to help spread the word.
1. “Room To Breathe” – Chase Bryant
You may have heard of Chase Bryant from his 2014 single “Take It On Back” or his 2015 single “Little Bit of You”, well this heartthrob has released his 2016 single “Room to Breathe”. His new album is set to release later this year, but for the mean time enjoy his new single and check out his guitar solo below. For more information click here.
2. “Night Shift” – Jon Pardi
This isn’t the first time this Pardi animal has made it on the new music list of Thought You Should Know. However, now that the California Sunrise album is officially out I can’t help but share another song off the new album. At first thought “Night Shift” could be just another work shift, however this shift isn’t about work at all. Pardi describes his interpretation of “racking up those over time hours loving how we’re working on the night shift, baby..” in his new song “Night Shift”. Find out more about this Impact Artists here and see him live at the Brandin Iron on Friday, July 1st, 2016. For tickets visit the Brandin Iron Saloon.
3. “Do I Make You Wanna” – Billy Currington
Billy Currington released his sixth studio album in 2015 titled, Summer Forever. Among his chart toppings hits “Don’t It” and “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To”, Summer Forever is filled with chart topping tracks. Listen to “Do I Make You Wanna” below.
4. “Once Upon A” – Kelleigh Bannen
Kelleigh Bannen has released her new EP titled, Cheap Sunglasses featuring five new tracks. It’s been a long time coming for this artist as she has faced tragedies and embraced them with her new EP. Follow along with her as she begins this new chapter of being a woman in the country music industry. Follow her here.
5. “That Ain’t Country” – Aaron Lewis
Aaron Lewis spent 16 years as the founding member for Staind before he took a break which led to his solo career in country music. It’s been years since Lewis has released a country music song and the wait was well worth it. “That Ain’t Country” questions what country music is today by asking where’s all the songs, “that speak to me the way I feel today.”
6. “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” – Kane Brown
This new artist is on fire as every song released has hit the iTunes charts. Kane Brown released “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” on June 17th, 2016 and already it’s hit #2 on iTunes Hot Tracks. Kane Brown tried out for American Idol and X-Factor in 2013, but quit the X-Factor when they tried to put him in a boy band. He then began his country music journey through social media by posting cover videos on YouTube. This led to him eventually signing with RCA Nashville in early 2016.
7. “Beautiful” – Walker Hayes
“Shades” artist Walker Hayes is back on the Thought You Should Know song list with “Beautiful”. Once again the upbeat, catchy rhythm grabbed my attention and after hearing the lyrics I couldn’t help but share. What girl wouldn’t want to be asked, “why do you have to be so beautiful?”
8. “Lost Boy” – Landon Wall
Landon Wall is a singer, song writer and actor from North Carolina. He recently wrote Peter Pan’s story to Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan” titled, “Lost Boy”. Watch the performance below and see a bonus performance as Kelsea takes the stage.
9. “Do You Wish It Was Me?” – Gary Allan
“Do You Wish It Was Me?” is Gary Allan new single and track portraying exactly what is titled. The single questions all the feeling wanted when a relationship ends which leads to Allan’s confession singing, “I wish it was you, saying you’re mad at me one more time.”
10. “Drinking With Dolly” – Stephanie Quayle
Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong decade? Stephanie Quayle describes just that feeling in her new single “Drinking With Dolly”. Although she did not write the song, the minute she heard it she was obsessed. This song is a tribute to all the women in country music.